Thursday, 26 March 2015


The Merganser was active above the footbridge, Brents up to 9 inc 'U3'. Dozen Teal, 4 Shelduck. 2 Wheatear on the single bank on far side of footbridge. 2 Greenshank, 10 Ringed Plover and a Grey Plover. c130 Common gulls, 4 Meds (1 adult with full hood). Watching the Common gulls it was noticeable how aggressive they are, with 3-4 really having a go at one particular Oystercatcher, and lots of squabbles over food. Many of the Common gulls are feeding in the ploughed fields adjacent to the salt marsh.